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_ The Simplest and most time-saving system ever introduced to the cutting-room. As time is money, it follows as a rule that simplicity 
in a. method of cutting must necessarily be an economy if combined with security. The value of any plan can only be tested by compar- 
ing it with others, whether based on the same or on a different principle. This applies ti systems offutting as toother invention.- By 
this system you can drafi out any kind ol Garmefit, in less time than any system ever before introduced to the trad-. I know of no 
kind of Garment you cunnot cut by it : Frock and Dress Coats, Frock and Dress Coat Skirts, elose fitting Chesterfield Sack Overcoats, 
Sack Undercoats, Pea Jackets ; also, the Inverness Cape, with or without sleeves ; also, Pants and Vest system. 

r know of no system that will produce a garment to my satisfaction as the Divisional system, as I have a strong objection to a system 
that fixes anyone particular style of Garment. I must remark that this system is constructed on a new and different principle from any 
before introduced to the trade, and the deviations for disproportionate figures are so clear and so simple that any cutter can cut out his 
Garment with perfect safety and without fear of consuming ap much of his profits in alterations. And you can draft out any jvidth 
Lack the Cutter may require according to the fashion of the day. And there is no Balance Measure, required in the Divisional System 
which is almost indispensable in Systems heretofore published, which in nia ■ cases out often cripples the fit of the garment. \nd it is 

otten the case that the Cutler is not capable of t/aciug the defect to its right cause, and I would recoomend all Cutters who use a sys- 
tem with a Balance Measure connected with it, to dispense with it at once, and give the Divisional a trial. 


1 presume you are aware, or those who have made cutting their study, have found the sleeve to be one of the most important parts of 
Coat-cutting Cutters in general have made the body part of Coat-cutting their principal study ami overlooked the principal part 
which gives a graceful appearance to your coat, as well as ease and comfort to the wearer. By this system you have a sleeve that will 
give satisfaction to yourself and customer. A poor pitting sleeve, if it is not balanced right, will twist "and "make your coat feel too 
tight under the arms and across the back, and you cannot remedy the fit with the same sleeve. You mar take them out ana make 
vour scye larger aud you will make your coat a worse fit than before Draft out a new pair of sleeves by the Divisional System and you 
will have a good fitting sleeve. The Cutter can, after a few trials draft out a slesve to fit any width back in less time than any System 
ever introduced to the trade. 


As some cutters have gained for themselves great notoriety for Pant-cutt : ng, still there is room for improvement in this particular 
Garment, for your customer not only requires a good fit when in certaiu positions, but it requires to be combined with ease and comfort 
to the wearer in any position A pair of Pants may hang well and look like a good fitting pair when in certain positions, and as soon 
as your customer sits down or riding, they will draw up at the knee and twist across the leg seam. 3y this system the Pants will keep 
their place and length in any position your customer is in, whether standing, sitting or riding ; and I can especially recommend them to 
cutting tight fitting Pants. Yon can cut them as tight as if your customer was dressed in nature's garb, but, still y 0ll can vy,^,. t,h P m 
with much more ease than you can a pair of large leg Pants cut by the old principle. 

The publisher of the Divisional System is continually receiving written testimonials from purchasers of the' work stating that they 
are more than satisfied with it, and that one erarment is worth more than is asked f or the work complete, }anl he will guarantee it all 
practical information it contains, for in his judgment it is a mistake for any one to publish any work on mere theoretical principles with- 
out in the least testing the principal points by practical experience which is necessary to produce a fit, which fits been done throughout 
this work most effectually. You may raise objections against its cheapuess, but the price has been made low with the view of placing 
it within the means of any cutter, either in town or country. 

As pages may be filled with testimonials from purchasers, butt.vo hive b»3n placed in print at the present, which it is hoped will be 
satisfactory evidence of the correctness of the work, and hoping it will command your liberal patronage. 

(ttfp The price of the work complete, Five Dollars sent to any addres 

Also, my Pant System seut to any address on receipt of Two Dollars, 

N. B. — The Pant Sysiem alone is worth five times the. price of the work 
this work for simplicity and saving of time. 

Any one sending for this work will please Register their letter, or Post Office Order 
takes. Address— 


Picton, Prince Edward County, Ont., Canada. 


No Cutter should be without 
to prevent mis- 


Dear Sir,— I need hardly tell you my excu 
most effectually. 

for not writing ere thb. I 

November 23rd, 1870. 
shed to give your system a thorough trial. I have done so 

To Mr. J. Waltkks, Picton, Prince lid ward County, Ontario. 
I have tried your New Divisional System for Producing Proportianate and Disproportionate Garments of all kinds. I have used it 
in all cases since you sent me your work, and approve of it as the best, most simple and time-3aving system ever introduced to the Cut- 
ting Room. The Pant System is worth more than you ask for your woik complete. lean unhesitatingly recommend it to the trade. 

Yours truly, 


Scotland, Ontario, Canada. 

J. Walters, E^q.. Picton, 
Dbar Sua, — 1 have used your Divisional System, lor Cutting Gents Garments, some time and am. very much pleased with the results. 

I am well satisfied with the outlay of Five Dollars, >.nd consider the Pant System alone well worth the investment 

I remain yours, very respectfully, 

James reid. 

Tweed, January 12, 1871. 


Queens University at Kingston 


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Frorr\ tl\e Publisher of U\e Divisional System of Cuttir^ 

My motive in introducing this system to llie trade is that Cutters in general pan avail themselves of a 
worlc for simplicity and quickness in drafting with perfect success. As I have strong objections lo a system 
without a ground-worlc as a guide to draft from, especially for the inexperienced as well as the majority of 
practical Cutters, as all Cutlers have not that superior judgement and taste which is required in producing 
a good and successful draft by the actual measurement system. 

But in producing a draft by the Divisional the cutter is not left to his own judgment, and especially 
in disproportionate figures, as I wish to be clearly understood not to undermerit anv system of Cutting in 
particular ; but as I am a practical nutter and have practically tested actual measurement systems in all their 
varied and complicated forms. :* i, 

As you are all aware that many and various are the actual measurement systems that have been 
introduced to the trade of late, which only lends to perplex the student as we'll as the practical cutter ; and 
as repeated trials and failures have not only proved unreliable in measuring and also in obtaining a 
correct draft from the measuies ; but it is nevertheless true, where some fail others are successful. Vet 
often repeated failures area serious drawback to the successful improvements, and it is difficult to over- 
come all the prejudices which such publications are forced on the public ; but relying entirely on its 
merits to sustain ;t, I solicit every Cutter to give it a trial ; and to avoid answering so many correspon- 
dence — asdiiswork is no humbug and not got up for a money speculation — I would beg to refer to the 
names of the following gentlemen, whose names alone is sufficient guarantee of the correctness of the 
transactions, as 1 am constantly receiving letters from persons wishing to become purchasers and who 
state that they would at once become a purchaser if they could be convinced it is no humbug ; and for the 
benefit of those doubting the correctness of it they can write to the following gendemen Lefore sending 
their orders : 

D. BARKER, ESQ., Postmaster, Pieton. 

S. M. CONGER, ESQ., Editor Pieton Gazette. 

F. WHITE, ESQ., Bank Montreal, Pieton. 

I am constantly receiving orders from the different States and Canadas, and in no case have I known a 
mistake, whether Registered or not. The publisher will be responsible for all moneys sent, if registered ; 
and if not registered providing sufficient proof is given that the money was sent. All Orders to be sent by 
Express — and to be collected on delivery — the Express charges must be paid by the purchaser. 

N. B. Personal Tuition in the Art oi Cutting and the Work complete — Price Forty